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Analysis and comments on To S.M., A Young African Painter, On Seeing His Works by Phillis Wheatley

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Comment 4 of 6, added on February 15th, 2009 at 1:43 PM.

S.M. is Scipio Moorhead, slave of the Reverend John Moorhead of Boston. :)

Katie from United States
Comment 3 of 6, added on October 16th, 2008 at 11:32 PM.

I love this poem too, it was assigned to us in my American Literature
class. Although I don't know on which painting this poem was inspired I do
know that S.M. stands for Scipio Moorhead who was a servant.

Camila from United States
Comment 2 of 6, added on September 8th, 2008 at 4:33 PM.

This poem is lovely. Does anyone know who S.M is or the painting that
inspired the poem?

Margaret from United States
Comment 1 of 6, added on March 11th, 2005 at 7:05 AM.

Indeed the author is seen through her thoughts as noble! She talks about
the gloom of the earthly (the painting) end with grace.

Great courage!

Olivia

olivia m. birigenda from Uganda

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Information about To S.M., A Young African Painter, On Seeing His Works

Poet: Phillis Wheatley
Poem: To S.M., A Young African Painter, On Seeing His Works
Year: 1773
Added: May 22 2003
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